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Mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Having good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.

The timetable

Active Minds is a timetable of activity, sports, arts and workshops that aims to help you improve and manage your mental health.

All activities:

  • may help in managing your mood, help with low confidence levels, help lower your anxiety levels and boost your energy
  • provide an open and encouraging platform to talk about your mental health on a strictly confidential basis
  • are led by peer navigators, people who have experienced mental health problems
  • are open to everyone and anyone over the age of 18.

New timetable

The new Active Minds timetable is out now and available for all residents experiencing poor mental health. It will be running from 14 October until 10 January 2020.

Our top tips

We have a number of top tips to help you manage your mental health.

  1. Experiment with a new recipe or get some lego and build an original structure. Creative expression and overall good mental health are well linked.
  2. Boost brainpower by treating yourself to a couple pieces of dark chocolate every few days. The flavanoids, caffeine, and theobromine in chocolate are thought to work together to improve alertness and mental skills.
  3. Send a thank you note - not for a material item, but to let someone know why you appreciate them. It could be a friend, colleague or instructor.

See more top tips on our timetable.

The first time you want to attend a session, please email or phone the organisation beforehand.


One of the users said: “A lot of support for people with mental health problems can be around talking, but getting people physically active, it’s almost a respite from focusing on their problems.”

Find out more

If you are unsure of anything, or have any questions, please give Active Minds a call on 01753 875784 or email